Granby’s Oak

Carol Laun wrote many articles about the iconic Granby Oak, also referred to as the Granby-Dewey Oak. Three of her columns, spanning several decades, combine to commemorate Arbor Day, celebrated on April 29.

Meet me at the bridge

Here come the hikers, cyclists, photographers, artists and birdwatchers. Mothers sit and visit, children explore, families picnic, businesspeople meet clients, senior citizens mingle.

Bee a Hero for Mother Nature

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, three-quarters of the world’s flowering plants and about 35 percent of the world’s food crops depend on animal pollinators to reproduce. Climate change, habitat loss, intensive farming, and pesticides are all major contributors to losses of both native insect pollinators and commercially managed honeybee colonies in the United States.

Michael Guarco in the kitchen

Michael Guarco is widely recognized in his role (since 1989) as chairman of Granby’s Board of Finance. In his position as chair, and as a regular contributor to the Drummer, he advises and explains best practices for the town’s financial success.

Portrait of a Gilfeather

In 5th grade we had to learn each state’s capital and official nickname. We didn’t know that beyond Juneau, Alaska, (The Last Frontier) and Baton Rouge, Louisiana (the Pelican State), there existed all manner of state symbols and icons.

In Praise of the Snout House

Our House became one of Crosby, Stills and Nash’s top 10 songs after its debut in 1970. No wonder: it tapped into our very human desire to have a safe and welcoming retreat to come home to.